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Poster: Scrim Date: Jan 5, 2007 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Who is putting a cassette in the tapedeck today? Does anyone listen to tapes anymore?? Does anyone still have their cassettes???

I have finally given up on them and boxed up 600 yesterday. I am converting my custom wall tape rack into a CD rack now. The CD's have been piling up faster than I know what to do with them. At least the CD's aren't $2 each like the XLII tapes. It makes me wonder how I was able to afford all those blanks.

Anyways, happy Friday, we made it!

My pick of the day is: 7-19-74 Selland Arena. I haven't seen anyone mention this show, so stream it up and get ready for a sweet little treat.

Rock on dudes.....

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

last summer on a nice sunny weekend I dragged boxes and boxes and boxes of tapes out to my porch and put them all in order. I had a blast bringing back memories. Some are actually quite good while most are only good for sentimental reasons. One exception - I have a bunch of Hot Tuna that I'm wishing I could convert to CD because you can't get them ANYWHERE. Why is this? I understand that they put the crack down on DL's but not even torrents? Anyone know what kind of sound card I need to plug a tape deck into my PC? I have a standalone but it keeps crapping out.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 5, 2007 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

My friend Andy does and is coming over to my house tomorrow to show me how- please e-mail me at thomasm@adrearubin.com and I will be glad to convey back to you how to do it. My buddy bought the software and hardware and I just do not know the name of it.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 5, 2007 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

right on thanks!

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

I have been researching soundcards and USB converters for the past 2 months.

To archive your tapes, I think that you should get a Juli@ soundcard by ESI. It has RCA inputs and outputs, and is reportedly a very good card for the money. It runs approx. $300. After that, there are several programs that you can use, many of them free, to get the signal into .wav format and then to track it out and splice out the tape flip. It's expensive, but it's the best deal out there from what I can find.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 5, 2007 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

$300????????? Forget that! I can't justify that kind of money in the first place - kids, bills, etc. Especially for just a small handful of tapes worth converting. No reason to do my Dead when they can all be gotten somewhere else. Mainly I would want to convert stuff I can't get like the Tuna I mentioned, some Cippollina stuff, two killer tapes of Jorma's brother Peter, and a handful of Bluegrass stuff that is DSBD>to my cassette so sound sweet. Forget what else but the majority of my tapes are Dead which I wouldn't bother with. If it costs that much I'd be better off getting another standalone audio burner for way cheaper than that. Thanks for the reply though.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jan 5, 2007 4:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Yep, $300. Otherwise, the digital copies you make will be kinda crappy. I have archived cassettes through the microphone input on my laptop, but there is some hum and clicks, and you really don't want that. It may be good enough for your purposes, I don't know. Ask, and I will give you a basic run down.

For $300, you would get a digital copy that sounds just as good as the cassette. I have alot of "weird" bootlegs like you that I wouldn't be able to find anywhere, and this is the only way to go. Otherwise they ride off into the sunset never to be heard again.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 5, 2007 5:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Well I'm thinking of just getting another Standalone. It'll have analog inputs. This should be good enough dont you think? I'm sure I can get one for less than $150. I don't need to be a recording engineer about it.

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Poster: lostmoon Date: Jan 5, 2007 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

I boxed up all my cassettes - and in the early days used VHS tape as back up, and boxed those up as well, took them all to a Goodwill Store and donated them. I now have tons or external digital storage space (about half full), six-eight file boxes full of CDs (w/o a lot of duplication to my externals) - and thought it was about time to let the tapes go. Who knows who discovered them, but maybe to somebody out there, they found a gem.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Selland: That's an outstanding pick- love that show.

Cassettes: Phased out of my world 1999-2002.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Jan 5, 2007 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

I do!! I have a delapidated 1995 Dodge Neon without a sound system, so I have my boombox in it. Too much vibrations to play CD's. Also have a nice Sony KA1ESA Dual Tape Deck to record on. Other than driving, I use CD'z

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Especially for you my elderly friend (joke as you referenced you are approaching 60 on another thread)

If I get the machine from SDH- the dual cassette- I will make copies for you- it has been months since I got some cassettes and I have yet to catalog them- I am doing this tomorrow - the wife is away- So I will have a list-

contact me at tom underscor mack at hotmail.com

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Poster: Bagelman Date: Jan 5, 2007 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

All my cassettes disappeared a few years ago...so I thought!! Just 3 weeks ago, cleaning the attic my 7 yr old son found a box of tapes and actually asked me "What are these...Dad"

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

If I were to donate them to someone on this board, what would be the best way of doing it? "The first one who responds" may not get them to the most deserving. Write a short essay? Ah, no. I don't know.... I am estimating that mailing these out will cost at least $150.

What is a fair method?

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 5, 2007 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Scrim- I do not want them all- thought I would gladly accept them only under the condition that I be held accountable by the forum regulars to share it- I would accept a COD on the postage for any or all of the cassettes- but I really do not want all- other brothers are in need-

I think the best way to do this is like a chinese auction- those who would like cassettes could post as to what there 5 favorite years are- then you could divide the assets among 3-5 people- extra work for you in boxing them up, yes, but you make more than one person happy- and if one or more of us can trade with each other, you have done a tremendous service

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Poster: DeadDave50 Date: Jan 5, 2007 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

I still play them while in my truck....Transfered a lot of my favs to the computer. The ones I have not transfered yet I still play them thru old deck that cost me a grand in 77....amazed how good and cheap the decks got before the whole CD thing took off....If I get all the transfers done maybe I will can my collection,or just put them in my "storeroom".Hard to let go of them though,many have been around since 70`s,they are like old friends with a history and story that goes along with each of them.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

If I get the machine from SDH- the dual cassette- I will make copies for you- it has been months since I got some cassettes and I have yet to catalog them- I am doing this tomorrow - the wife is away- So I will have a list-

contact me at tom underscor mack at hotmail.com

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Poster: patkelley Date: Jan 5, 2007 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

this is a coincidence because last week i found an old tape of an MSG 87 show (with good lovin>la bamba>good lovin and an unreal morning dew). i listened to it and... it sounded like shit! how was i ever happy with those things??

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 5, 2007 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

I have 5 containers worth in my garage because wifey won't let me keep them in the house. One of these days I'll covert. Matter of fact I'll look for my Alligator Alley show because it was recnetly brought up and play that tonight.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

No need to convert per se- those cassettes have warmth and life and sound so good when they are low gen- no cd or dvd can match a low gen cassette for sheer joy and the sense of being there

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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 5, 2007 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

I still have my collection of GD, JGB, and Phish tapes. My VW has a CD changer with tape deck and our Land Rover only has a tape deck. So I still pick out tapes to listen to with great joy, anticipation, and a flood of memories. Although since I bought an iPod I admit my tape listening has decreased.

Funny story about the tapes. My wife told me they were taking up too much room in the house. She asked me to put them in the attic or out in the shed. What?!? Put my beloved tapes in the hot or frigid attic to melt then crack or in the humid or dank shed to rot? Would you put our kids out there? I got the look...so they went to work with me and are neatly displayed on a large bookcase in my office. Makes for interesting conversation when the execs come down to talk. But the temp is regulated to a fine 70 degrees year round with low humidity. Can't bare to throw them out and my conscious won't let me sell them on eBay. So here they sit to keep me company and continue to bring me joy.

This post was modified by wineland on 2007-01-05 20:44:38

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

About selling them: I decided that I can't do that either. But if I give them away, how would I know that someone else wouldn't sell them? It seems they hold a lot of value on ebay, surprisingly. Surprisingly because I don't picture deadheads looking for or buying boots on ebay.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Honestly I have not seem this on e-bay very much, have you my friend?

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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 5, 2007 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Actually there usually are a couple on eBay at any given time. I just did a search for "grateful" & "tapes" and came up with these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/25-Grateful-dead-tapes-70s-snd-80s_W0QQitemZ120072055652QQihZ002QQcategoryZ1600QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/19-Grateful-Dead-Cassette-Tapes-Live-Taper-Concerts_W0QQitemZ280066482130QQihZ018QQcategoryZ447QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 6, 2007 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

That is so beat:

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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 6, 2007 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

That is sad. Hopefully it is someone that found them at Goodwill or sold a former renters stuff. No Deadhead should be responsible for that.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Put your tapes in the shed!!!!!! Hahahaha!

And she said that with a straight face???

That's way too funny, thanks

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 5, 2007 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

I stubbornly held onto my tapes up until about a couple of years ago because:

1: I was too cheap to upgrade my car cassette player to a cd player
2: I was too cheap to buy a cd burner for my pc (it was an older model)
3: I was too cheap to upgrade to a DSL from my good ol' dial-up, making any downloads far to cumbersom.
4: I had recently bought a, at the time, gorgeous Yamaha double deck I thought I'd have forever (not cheap either)

This all changed when the following events ocurred fairly close together:

1: At the insistence of the kids, I upgraded the home PC to a new Dell with CD burner
2: At the insistence of the kids, I upgraded the internet to DSL
3: I was given an I-Pod w/ casette adapter for the car
4: I realized how cheap it was to add 100 gigs of memory to my PC
5: I found this site

The combined effect of these events is that I have every show I loved on tape now on CD and in my iPod, and all my tapes are in the hands of others, who perhaps have now too given them to people they know. My tapes could now be anywhere on the globe, acting as seeds to germinate the right minds to accept the light.

"C'mon in boys, the water's fine." - Delbert

As a follow up question: For those of you who still have casettes, do you still make copies of shows tape to tape? If so, would you like a deal on a nice, gently used, Yamaha double deck?

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-01-05 19:49:33

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

I need this BADLY- I cannot find one anywhere and I so much want to share the cassettes that were freely given to me by a few people- as most here know-

Although I have received about 150 cassettes in total- there are over 2,000 shows- so I would love to get some of the cassetes that were offered by Scrim

Scrim- Anything from 1980-1989 would be appreciated- especially 4/6/82, 3/9/81 (my first show), 4-1-88, 7-7-89- all great shows I attended.

I listen to tapes all the time and post my experiences here often as you may know- you know I post my experiences- this is coming from listening to cassettes-

For weeks I tried to give back- even offering up some of my originals- If I get the dual deck I can help the other brothers out who have posted to this post so far-

To those brothers- my addy is thomasm@adrearubin.com or tomunderscoremackathotmail.com-

my address is 66 harbor Key, Secaucus, NJ 07094 if Scrim would want to donate any cassettes to my cause.

Somedarkhollow- e-mail me with the price you would like for the player

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 6, 2007 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

This is the deck I'm trying to find a home for:
http://www.4electronicwarehouse.com/products/pioneer/ct-w606dr.html
Liam gets first dibs on this sucker.
It's in great shape and was never used heavily, in fact I think I only made one or two tape-to-tape copies in the thing. I bought it around 98-2000, I think. The only defect I'm aware of is that it is missing the "Pioneer" name plate in the upper left corner. Don't worry, I'm not gonna ask near the price they list here for a new one. Considering age and all, I'm thinking in the neighborhood of $75 + shipping. If you think that's reasonable, let me know, if you think a little lower makes more sense, let me know, if you want to pay more, let me know.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

I listen to tapes every day. Sad, but true. I bought a car for which the seller, a superior at work, apologized because it had a tape deck and lowered the price! I have well over a thousand tapes, including well over 200 GD, so it makes me rediscover music and things I would have let slip. I love having my tapes.

And I bought myself a turntable last month.
(Now all I need is another turntable and a microphone).

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Poster: jonesey65244 Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

Yes, quite often. Most are audio books, dramatized and others from the library. Listen mostly in my car.

Sometimes I buy used cassettes on eBay of music I cannot otherwise find.

jonesey

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

If I get the machine from SDH- the dual cassette- I will make copies for you- it has been months since I got some cassettes and I have yet to catalog them- I am doing this tomorrow - the wife is away- So I will have a list-

contact me at tom underscor mack at hotmail.com

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 5, 2007 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone listen to cassettes anymore?

If I get the machine from SDH- the dual cassette- I will make copies for you- it has been months since I got some cassettes and I have yet to catalog them- I am doing this tomorrow - the wife is away- So I will have a list-

contact me at tom underscor mack at hotmail.com